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India Hand Painted Siamese Cat Jewelry Box

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  • Item: Siamese Cat Box
  • Length: 3"
  • Width: 2 3/4"
  • Height: 1 1/2"



  • This cute and colorful Siamese Cat Box is imported from Kashmiri, India, and formed from paper-maché using a traditional crafting process.



  • Each oval Box is hand painted, which makes every one an original! As an historical art form, paper-maché objects are traditionally decorated with scenes from nature or courtly scenes from India's history. Colors include Yellow, Green, Red, Tan, Brown and Black. The inside is solid Black.



  • When this Box is closes, the Lid will stay in place, making it a great Storage Box for small jewelry items! It can also be a Gift box, a Storage Box, a Catch-All Box.....so many uses!







    THE PROCESS of creating a quality piece of paper-maché is a lengthy one that entails many Artisans and many weeks. To being the process, the paper is soaked up to 5 weeks, then beaten into pulp by an over-sized mortar. The pulp is dried in the sun until it turns to powder, and the powder is mixed with rice water and allowed to congeal into a paste that is poured into a wooden mold and allowed to form.



    When the Box is released from the mold, it is smoothed with a pumice stone and covered with tissue and glue. The background color is then applied by hand and the Box moves on to a Master Artist who sketches out the scene or design for other Artists to fill in with paints. Finally, 2 coats of lacquer are applied and the Box dries for 2-5 days.



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